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Jones Beach State Park

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Address: Wantagh, NY 11793
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This park offers visitors seven miles of beach, two swimming pools, a...

This park offers visitors seven miles of beach, two swimming pools, a boardwalk and games.

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Best Beach on LI

Best Beach on LI if not all of NY. Boardwalk is a nostalgic walk and great exercise. There's miniature golf, sports like volleyball and shuffle board all ready to be played... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Best Beach on LI if not all of NY. Boardwalk is a nostalgic walk and great exercise. There's miniature golf, sports like volleyball and shuffle board all ready to be played. The beach is well maintained and the water is always great fun though often challenging with large waves.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is one of the most renowned of all Long Island State Parks .and Field 6 is the most popular location in the park. There is convenient ocean front parking for a fee but free if you enter after 4.00pm There is a great boardwalk to enjoy walking and a beautiful very wide beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

My family of five went there on Saturday afternoon. The traffic jam on Belt Parkway delayed us so that we arrived a little before 4:00 p.m. Good things sometimes come out of bad ones. We did not have to pay $8 vehicle fee. The parking lot is huge, and after we walked to the beach through an underpass, we saw... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

It's a really well kept beach, complete with boardwalk and trails, and a few concession areas. The parking is a little tough on summer weekends, for sure, you need to get there early if you want a close parking lot. But the outer lots aren't all that far either. It's usually fairly clean, and there are also picnic and bbq... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Jones Beach is located on the South Shore of Long Island. The sand is wide and very nice. There are chairs and lounges for rent and the water this time of the year is warm and friendly. The boardwalk is new and a little over 2 miles walk, but is a great view and exercise after a quick lunch at... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We frequently go to Jones Beach - there really is so much to do. Jones Beach was developed in the 30's (I think) before air conditioning was common, as a full day family destination. Most of the buidlings are art-deco in style and are truly something to be appreciated on their own. Over the years much of it had fallen... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Getting there is a bit of a hassle but not as bad as I originally thought. The view once you're there is incredible. Remember to bring layers with you because temperatures can dip a lot since you're by the water at night. And I hope you like beer because they make the weakest cocktails there and they're not cheap --... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Memorial Day weekend Air Show & summertime music under the stars at the Bandshell. FREE music just about every night.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Very large beach on Long Island. Besides the beach, they have a boardwalk and some concert areas. Plenty of lifeguards around on Field 4. The water was clean and warm.

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Brighton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

This place has everything. If you just pick up and go you could buy a swim suit here, rent or buy an umbrella ,buy sand toys,towels ect. They have eateries with Fast food to lobster dinners. Great Boardwalk and showers. They are building a restaurant that will be open year round. Beach is very clean an beautiful . I went... More 

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